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Maharashtra to raise its oxygen production capacity to 3,000 MT: Ajit Pawar | India News – Times of India


Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar (File picture)

PUNE: Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday mentioned the state authorities has set a goal of producing 3,000 metric tonnes of oxygen per day to be certain that the state doesn’t face paucity of the life-saving gasoline.
Speaking to reporters after a evaluate assembly of the Covid-19 scenario, Pawar mentioned measures are being taken to elevate the healthcare infrastructure contemplating consultants’ prediction that youngsters would be the most weak through the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The state government has taken a decision to keep a target of producing 3,000 MT of oxygen per day. Currently, the production capacity in the state is over 1,200 MT, but a decision has been taken to increase the production by 1,800 MT to ensure that there is no shortage,” he mentioned.
Pawar, who can also be the guardian minister of Pune, additionally mentioned that a number of circumstances of Mucormycosis have been reported in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and rural components of the district.
“As the medicines required for the treatment of the fungal infection are expensive, directives have been issued to ensure that the supply of such drugs is smooth, and to eliminate any possibility of black marketing,” he mentioned.
As consultants have predicted that youngsters could also be affected within the third wave of the pandemic, a process power comprising paediatricians has been fashioned and hospitals have been instructed to prepare beds for youngsters, Pawar mentioned.
The nation is receiving assist in phrases of drugs, oxygen and different well being sources from different nations, he mentioned.
“The entire aid is going to the Centre and then it is being routed to states. We expect transparency about how much help the country is getting from abroad and how much is being distributed to the states. Help should be given to states based on the number of (Covid-19) cases they have,” he mentioned.
The deputy chief minister additionally mentioned that as Bharat Biotech goes to produce vaccines at Manjari plant, the district administration has been requested to present all of them the mandatory assist with energy provide and different amenities.
“The divisional commissioner and collector had visited the plant, and it may take another three months to start producing vaccines at the facility,” he mentioned.
Pawar mentioned he has requested divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao to request the agency to give choice to Maharashtra in getting the vaccine after they fulfil their dedication to the Centre.

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